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On May 15, 2007.

On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
  • Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Kate McGarrigle – piano
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Jorg Sandnar – piano
  • Rob Burger – organ
  • Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals
  • Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals
  • Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar
  • Tony Scherr – upright bass
  • Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals
  • Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • London Session Orchestra – strings
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin
  • Rachel Rilling – violin
  • Raphael Sachs – viola
  • David Adorjan – cello
  • Ronith Mues – harp
  • Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement
  • Ozan Cakar – French horn
  • John Chudoba – trumpet
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Florian Dorpholz – trumpet
  • Raphael Mentzen – trumpet
  • Pirmin Grehl – flute
  • Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone 
  • Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone 
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Louis Schwadron – French horn
  • Siân Phillips – spoken word
  • Anna Prohaska – vocals
  • Lucy Roche – backing vocals
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Lygia Forrest – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals
  • Sharon Jones – backing vocals
  • Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing
  • Jason Boshoff – programming
  • Tom Stephan – additional programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Do I Disappoint You
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Tiergarten
  4. Nobody’s Off the Hook
  5. Between My Legs
  6. Rules and Regulations
  7. Not Ready to Love
  8. Slideshadow
  9. Tulsa
  10. Leaving for Paris N° 2
  11. Sanssouci
  12. Release the Stars

On August 18, 2008.

Everything_That_Happens_Will_Happen_Today

On August 18, 2008, “Todo Mundo” label released “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today”, the second album made in collaboration between  David  Byrne and Brian Eno. It was recorded by Brian Eno in his London home studio through 2006, finished by David Byrne and Leo Abrahams in their New  York  City and London home studios through 2008; additional instrumentation recorded at “Cafe Music Studios” and “Harder Sound” in New York City. The physical releases of the album came with graphics and packaging designed by  Stefan  Sagmeister, with Richard The, Joe Shouldice, and Jared Stone; illustration by Stephan Walter; and production by Gamil Design. At the 51st “Annual Grammy Awards” in February 2009, Stefan Sagmeister won the award for “Best Recording Package”

Personnel:

  • Leo Abrahams– guitars, percussion, piano, hurdy-gurdy, bass  guitar, Dubreq Stylophone, programming, glockenspiel
  • David Byrne– vocals, guitars
  • Brian Eno– bass guitar, vocals, backing vocals,  electric drums,  Kaoss Pad, keyboards, guitars, , brass, backing vocals, traps, keyboards
  • Seb Rochford– live drums
  • Steve Jones– guitars
  • Tim Harries– bass
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Barry Danielian – brass
  • Dan Levine – brass and arrangement
  • Dave Mann – brass
  • Paul Shapiro– brass
  • Mauro Refosco– murky pandeiro, cricket shaker, reco reco, peddler’s rattle bongo, conga, tambourine, zabumba, cahon, tamborim, shaker
  • Robert Wyatt– frame drum
  • Jarvis Cocker– guitar
  • Melanie Hall QC – backing vocals
  • Darla Eno – vocals
  • Irial Eno – vocals
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett – mixing, live brass and percussion recording
  • Robert Harder – live drum recording
  • Cherif Hashizume – live drum recording
  • Sagmeister, Inc.– design
  • Stephan Walter – illustration

Track listing:

All lyrics written by David Byrne; all music by Byrne (vocals) and Brian Eno (instrumentation), except “Strange Overtones” co-written byLeo Abrahams.

  1. Home
  2. My Big Nurse
  3. I Feel My Stuff
  4. Everything That Happens
  5. Life Is Long
  6. The River
  7. Strange Overtones
  8. Wanted for Life
  9. One Fine Day
  10. Poor Boy
  11. The Lighthouse

 

On April 4, 2000.

Ecstasy

On April 4, 2000, “Sire” label released “Ecstasy”, the eighteenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Sear Sound” in NYC, and was produced by Lou Reed and Hal Willner. The cover photography is by Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed- vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Mike Rathke- guitar
  • Fernando Saunders- bass, background vocals
  • Tony “Thunder” Smith- drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Don Alias- percussion
  • Laurie Anderson- electric violin
  • Steven Bernstein- trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Doug Wieselman – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Paul Shapiro- tenor saxophone
  • Jane Scarpantoni- cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed

  1. Paranoia Key of E
  2. Mystic Child
  3. Mad
  4. Ecstasy
  5. Modern Dance
  6. Tatters
  7. Future Farmers of America
  8. Turning Time Around
  9. White Prism
  10. Rock Minuet
  11. Baton Rouge
  12. Like a Possum
  13. Rouge
  14. Big Sky

On February 1, 2005.

HUJP.PH.21233-3, 9/15/04, 4:52 PM, 16G, 5552x5616 (320+991), 100%, Eakins, 1/100 s, R69.3, G54.8, B77.9

On February 1, 2005, “Secretly Canadian” label released “I Am a Bird Now”, the second Antony and the Johnsons album.  It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Antony Hegarty. On September 6, 2005, the album won the “Mercury Prize”.

Personnel:

  • Antony Hegarty– organ, piano, vocals
  • Julia Kent– cello
  • Todd Cohen – drums
  • Jeff Longston – bass
  • Maxim Moston – violin
  • Doug Wieselman – saxophone
  • Devendra Banhart– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Bernstein – horn
  • John Bollinger – drums
  • Keith Bonner – flute
  • Boy George– vocals
  • Parker Kindred- drums
  • Danielle Farina – viola
  • Jason Hart – piano
  • Rainy Orteca – bass
  • Lou Reed– guitar and vocals
  • Paul Shapiro– horn
  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals
  • Joan Wasser– viola
  • Julia Yasuda – Morse Code, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Antony Hegarty.

  1. Hope There’s Someone
  2. My lady Story
  3. For Today I Am a Boy
  4. Man Is the Baby
  5. You Are My Sister
  6. What Can I Do
  7. Fistful of Love
  8. Spiralling
  9. Free at Last
  10. Bird Gerhi

On January 28, 2003.

Raven

On January 28, 2003, “Sire Records” released “The Raven”, the nineteenth Lou Reed solo album. “The Raven” was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Hal Willner and Lou Reed. “The Raven” is concept album recounting the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe through word and song. The album also features new versions of two of Lou Reed’s most popular songs, “The Bed” and “Perfect Day”. The album cover was created by the director and painter Julian Schnabel.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Rathke – guitar
  • Fernando Saunders- bass, guitar, backing vocals
  • Tony “Thunder” Smith- drums
  • Friedrich Paravicini – piano, keyboards
  • Jane Scarpantoni- cello, string arrangement
  • Doug Wieselman – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Paul Shapiro- tenor saxophone
  • Steve Bernstein- trumpet, horn arrangement
  • Art Baron- trombone
  • Ornette Coleman- alto saxophone
  • Frank Wulff- oboe, hurdy-gurdy
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle – backing vocals
  • Antoine Silverman, Marti Sweet – violin
  • Patrick Carroll- bass, drum programming
  • Shelly Woodworth – English horn
  • Russ DeSalvo- guitar, keyboards
  • Rob Mathes- string arrangement
  • Laurie Anderson – vocals
  • Antony Hegarty, David Bowie- vocals
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama- backing vocals
  • Willem Dafoe, Steve Buscemi, Elizabeth Ashley, Amanda Plummer- voice

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Overture
  2. Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Call On Me
  4. The Valley Of Unrest
  5. A Thousand Departed Friends
  6. Change
  7. The Bed
  8. Perfect Day
  9. The Raven
  10. Balloon
  11. Broadway Song
  12. Blind Rage
  13. Burning Embers
  14. Vanishing Act
  15. Guilty
  16. I Wanna Know (The Pit And The Pendulum)
  17. Science Of The Mind
  18. Hop Frog
  19. Tripitena’s Speech
  20. Who Am I? (Tripitena’s Song)
  21. Guardian Angel